ISKANDAR PUTERI: In less than 100 days since the appointment of the state executive councillor line-up, the Johor government has already managed to carry out most of its initiatives, says Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi (pic).
“The 100-day mark for the state executive councillor falls on July 3 but I realise and understand that the people have very high hopes for the state government, especially since Barisan Nasional had won big in the previous state election," said Onn Hafiz.
He added that this realization is why the state government has worked very hard to help and solve as many issues faced by the people as possible.
“I hope that the state assembly could give me 100 seconds to report and share what we have done since we took on the Johor administration,” he said during the state assembly sitting at Bangunan Sultan Ismail here on Sunday (June 19).
Onn Hafiz said this in response to a question from Selamat Takim (BN-Sungai Balang), who asked what were the achievements that have been achieved by the state executive councillors in the past 100 days.
Among the achievements mentioned include improving the roads around Hospital Sultanah Aminah (HSA), Jalan Kempas and Johor Baru town, upgrading the drainage system on Jalan Skudai, solving pedestrian traffic light issues at Senai Jaya.
Onn Hafiz also said that other achievements include reducing congestion at the Immigration counters at Setia Tropika and Johor Baru Urban Transformation Centres (UTC).
“We have also provided free shuttle buses on Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan Jim Quee to Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, cleaned up Danga Bay and Tanjung Piai areas, and made visits to Singapore to improve bilateral relations," he said.
Onn Hafiz added that investments worth RM1.38bil from GDS Holdings Ltd, investments worth RM876mil from Insulet Corporation and investments worth RM130mil from Paris Baguette Singapore have been brought in to Johor.
He also said that RM2,000 each was handed out to some 98 budget hotel operators and 94 travel agencies, RM1,000 to 635 tour guides, 388 homestay operators, 89 tour boat operators in Mersing.
Other initiatives include giving rent exemption to some 11,511 People's Housing Project (PPR) residents, rent exemption to some 3,020 government tenants, local council rental exemption to some 50,830 traders as well as reducing bureaucracy through the Johor Fast Lane initiative.
“I apologise for taking more than 100 seconds. This is because, whether we realise it or not, many initiatives have been carried out by the state government although it has not reached 100 days," said Onn Hafiz.
“I promise that the assistance and service will be given to Bangsa Johor continuously and would not just stop here,” he added.